Archive for the ‘Thai’ Category

Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: authentic thai, Green Curry Crispy Duck, Fried Shrimp Cake, Green Papaya Salad, Fried Softshell Crab, indoor and outdoor dining, space for large groups, vegetarian menu

Thumbs Down: slow service, crowded, Pad Kra Prow

Recommendations: It gets pretty crowded so be prepared to wait any day of the week and any time of the day!

“CID Highlight” – Green Curry Crispy Duck: CID Rating 5 out of 5

I’m a huge fan of roast duck any which way you have it whether it be alone, in sauce, in soup, or on a salad.  Growing up that was the number one remedy for all my woes and worries.  Homesick?  Fell off a bike?  Broken-hearted?  Have no fear… have a duck leg instead!  Green curry is another favorite of mine whether alone, with basil, vegetables, poultry, or seafood.  This dish combined two of my favorites and doubled the dosage.  The flavor of the curry is sweet, spicy and milky but never heavy.  The serving of roast duck was abundant.  The small medley of vegetables like bamboo, green beans, and tomatoes adds texture and a bit of your daily dose of vitamins. (more…)

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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: decor, quiet conversation, zen calmness, any fish dish, pre-fixe lunch

Thumbs Down: chicken and bok choi, crispy seafood salad


“CID Highlight” – Codfish in Spicy Wild Ginger Curry: CID Rating 5 out of 5


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Overall CID rating 4 out of 5

Thumbs Up: value for the dollar, pineapple fried rice, curry

Thumbs Down: extremely crowded and loud as the night progresses

Recommendations: Go early or prepare to wait!

“CID Highlight” – Pineapple Fried Rice: CID rating 5 out of 5

Pineapple Fried Rice

Rice is my life. I love everything and anything about rice. The pineapple fried rice at Spice on University is the best I’ve ever had. All the ingredients tasted fresh and work harmoniously well together while still maintaining their distinct flavors. The cashews were crunchy and the shrimp (unlike its comparables) were not miniature in size. The portion of this dish is great for either sharing or eating as the main entree.

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